Search the Archive

Search the National Gallery Archive containing records of the Gallery's activities from its foundation in 1824 to the present day. Find out more about the National Gallery Archive.

Record NG14/214/1

Archive reference number NG14/214/1

Acquisition file

Date 6 Sep 1961-20 Jul 1964

Correspondence with Janson Cobb Pearson (solicitors) concerning Nicholas Andre Argenti's bequest of 'A View of Rhenen seen from the West' and the fact that this bequest includes a life interest for the widow of Argenti. Details of clauses 6 (f) and 8 (a) in the will, which explain the details of the life interest. Correspondence with Janson Cobb Pearson organizing delivery of the picture to the National Gallery and its inpection by the Trustees prior to official acceptance. Correspondence between Gregory Martin (Assistant Keeper) and A.G. Fast (step-son of Argenti) detailing the timescale for exhibition of the bequest and the removal of two birds from the picture due to the fact that tests had established they were a later addition to the work and therefore not produced by Ruysdael.

Record type File
Paintings referenced in this record NG6348

Your list will only be saved temporarily. Inactivity of more than an hour could result in the loss of your list. If you would like to keep a record of your list, we suggest you email it to yourself.

Your list of records will be sent to us if you request an appointment, and a summary will be included in your appointment email notification.